Digital or Analog Amp meter?

Installing an Amp meter Some K40s, especially the more popular model, has a digital panel. Although it seems a favorite, it’s working is actually disappointing. Between two k40s, one will output the same strength at 10% while the other indicates 30%. This makes cutting guess work when you use the panel. The solution to this, […]

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Buy K40 laser cutter upgrades, CNC controllers and more online

Buy laser cutter upgrades easily in our new store SuperGerbil.com.  It sells all our products in a standard shopping cart format, so it’s easy to use.  We’ve included local and international shipping in the product price, because that’s what you like. And don’t worry, we’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech […]

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Other Lasers

The following steps you through the key connections required to connect a Mini Gerbil to your system.  Some example implementations for DIY Laser Diode engravers and CO2 Laser cutter implementations follow. Powering the Mini Gerbil The Mini Gerbil is supplied via 5V pin on the large power connector.  The stepper motors and 5V share a […]

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Kickstarter Update!

It has been a while that I wrote a blog about my K40 but many things were in train to fulfil the Kickstarter for my K40 Controller called Gerbil (after the firmware ‘Grbl’). The news is that the K40 shields are assembled and delivered to my fulfilment partner Skyzer Technologies and the remaining Gerbil controllers […]

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Day 2 of the world’s largest MakerFaire

Another great day, as Makers of all ages flooded into the Bay Area MakerFaire to see an incredible array of projects and connect with like minded folk. Both the Laser Controller and Personal Particle Accelerator consistently received great comments like ‘very cool’ and ‘awesome’.  It was really satisfying to hear so many like minded people […]

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